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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
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Background information
Native name راحت فتح علی خان
Birth name Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Born 1974 (age 41–42)
[1][2]
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Origin Pakistan
Genres
Occupation(s) Vocalist, musician, recording artist
Instruments Harmonium
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Website RFAK.net

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (born 1974) is a Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. He is the nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and also the grandson of Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan.[3] In addition to Qawwali, he also performs ghazals and other light music. He is popular as a playback singer in Bollywood and Pakistan film industry.[4]

Early life[edit]

Rahat was born into a family of Qawwals and classical singers in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan[3] into a family of traditional musicians. The son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, he was trained by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the art of classical music and Qawwali.[5]

Career[edit]

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at SAMAA

Rahat was chosen by his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for tutoring in the traditions of Qawwali[6] music and was singing with his uncle and father by the age of three.[7] At the age of seven he began formal training with his uncle and he performed first time in public at the age of nine at the death anniversary of his grandfather. From age fifteen, he was made an integral part of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's well-known qawwali group. He toured the UK with his uncle in 1985, and performed solo songs in addition to singing with the Qawwali group.[8] At a concert in Birmingham on 27 July 1985, he performed the solo ghazal, Mukh Tera Sohneya Sharab Nalon Changa Ae. At a concert at the Harrow Leisure Centre in 1985, he performed the solo song, Gin Gin Taare Lang Gaiyaan Rattaan. He sang Bollywood playback in the 90s and debuted as a playback singer in Bollywood with the movie Paap (2003), featuring the hit song, Mann Ki Lagan. His recent works include Pakistani nationalistic songs such as Dharti Dharti and Hum Pakistan, and songs from Bollywood films. He has performed in Pakistan, India, United Kingdom and other countries. In April 2012 Rahat toured in the UK, performing at Wembley Arena and the Manchester Arena, playing to a combined audience of over 20,000 people.[9][10]

Soundtracks and collaboration[edit]

In a subordinate role with his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, working in collaboration with Eddie Vedder, of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, Rahat contributed to the soundtrack of the 1995 Hollywood film, Dead Man Walking. In 2002, he worked on the soundtrack of The Four Feathers in collaboration with the American composer of orchestral and film music, James Horner.[11] In 2002, Rahat guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song Maki Madni for Trucks' album, Joyful Noise. In 2006, his vocals were featured on the soundtrack of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

Television[edit]

He judged the show, Chhote Ustaad 2 alongside Sonu Nigam. He was also one of the judges on the singing reality show Junoon – Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka, premièred on NDTV Imagine in 2008.[12][13]

Nobel Peace Prize Concert[edit]

Rahat became the first Pakistani to be invited at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, to perform at its concert.[14] He performed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's most memorable qawwali "Tumhe Dillagi..." and "Mast Qalandar...", he also sang "Aao Parhao – Jo Seekha hai woh sab ko seekhao" (Come Teach – Teach all that you have learnt).[15][16]

UN General Assembly Concert[edit]

Pakistan Day was celebrated for the first time at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on 23 March 2016. At the occasion a concert titled "Sufi Night: Music of Peace" was organized. The sole performer at the concert was Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Diplomats from 140 countries were present in the concert.[17]

Coke Studio[edit]

Rahat has appeared for multiple times in the popular musical show Coke Studio. Rahat appeared for the first time in season 1, where he collaborated with singer Ali Azmat for the track Garaj Baras. He then appeared in season 8, this time with Abida Parveen. Rahat was also a part of season 9, where he generated the hit song "Afreen Afreen" along with Momina Mustehsan, then also he sang along with Amjad Sabri. This was one of the last performances of Sabri, who was assassinated in Karachi on 22 June 2016.[18]

MTV Unplugged[edit]

Khan appeared on MTV Unplugged with a new compositions of the Qawalis sung by himself and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.[19]

Awards[edit]

Year Category Event Note
2016 Best Singer Male for Halla Gulla 2nd ARY Film Awards
2015 Best Drama OST of the Year for Sadqay Tumhare 3rd Hum Awards
2015 Indi Pop Song of the Year for Rab Jaane 7th Mirchi Music Awards [20]
2014 Best Song of the Year for Main Hoon Shahid Afridi 13th Lux Style Awards
2014 Best Singer Male for Zinda Bhaag 1st ARY Film Awards
2013 Award for Best Singer Male 4th Pakistan Media Awards
2012 International Artist of the Decade UK Asian Music Awards
2012 Best International Act UK Asian Music Awards
2012 Best Selling Download UK Asian Music Awards Teri Meri (Bodyguard)
2012 Award for Best Music Talent in a Film 14th London Asian Film Festival Koi Dil Mein (Tamanna).[21]
2011 Award for Best Male Playback Singer Filmfare Awards [22]
2011 Award for Best Singer Male Pakistan Media Awards
2011 Award for Best Male Playback Screen Awards [23]
2010 Award for Best Male Playback Screen Awards [23]
2010 Best International Act UK Asian Music Awards (UK AMAs) [24]
2008 POPULAR CHOICE AWARDS:Best Asian Concert Masala Lifestyle Awards
2008 Best Sound Track (OST) Award The Musik Awards 'Bharday Jholi'

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

No. Song
1 Pankaj
2 Hum Pakistan
3 Aman Ki Asha
4 Batain Karte Raho
(Zong), 2011
5 Batain Karte Raho
(Zong), 2012
6 Noor e Khuda
(Ptv Ramzan Geet)
7 Aye Quaid E Zi Waqar
(Naghma on Quaid PTV)
8 Ye Hai Geo Kahani
(Geo Kahani OST)
9 Ao Phir Se Zindagi Se Milain
(ARY Zindagi OST)
10 Zaroori Tha
11 Dillagi

Albums[edit]

Year Album
1996 Main Ne Usse Dekha Hai (Music by : Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) – Vol. 1
Tasveer – Vol. 11
Bulbul Ko Phool
Jinan De Mahi Door Vasde
Maa Aur Dhee – Vol.13
Taar Meri Berhi – Vol.5
Aankh Se Aankh Milao – Vol.9
Kabbe Wali Gali Vich Yaar Da Mukaan – Vol.7
Pilade Saqia – Vol.2
Ali Maula Ali – Vol.3
Sufiana Qalaam – Vol. 14
Raba Mera Yaar Morh De – Vol.10
Meri Tauba Karo Qabool – Vol.15
Saher Qareeb Hai – Vol.17
Sher-e-Khuda – Vol.22
Jashan-e-Eid Milad Al Nabi – Vol.21
Best of Khan – Vol.12
Best of Khan (Part 2) – Vol.6
Pardesia 2 – Vol.20
Mighty King – Vol.23
Cry For You – Vol. 1
Voices From Above – Vol. 4
Maine Bottle Se Karni Hai Shadi – Vol.8
Maah Jaanda Hoyaa – Vol.4
Aakhan Hijr Tere Ne Laaliyaan – Vol.5
Ishq Ankhiyon Cho Nindraan – Vol.9
Shahsawar-e-Karbala – Vol.6
Best Hits Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Janasheen – Vol.1
Janasheen – Vol.2
Janasheen – Vol.3
Janasheen – Vol.4
Janasheen – Vol.5
Rut Sawan Ki
Sanu Rog Laun Waleya
2001 Rahat
Aankh Se Ankh Milao
Pardesiya
2007 Charkha
2009 Remembering Nusrat: Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Memorial Concert
Nazrana-e-Aqeedat
Koi Umeed
2010 Remembering Alama Iqbal
Remembering Mirza Ghalib
Satnam Siri Wahe Guru, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Party
2011 Kinna Sohna, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook
The RFAK Session, credited to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; produced by Tarli Digital (re-titled and released in India as "Rahat" in 2012)
2012 Bina Mahi
Khooni Akhiyan
2014 Chandigarh Da Chaska
Back 2 Love
2016 Ramadan

Compilations[edit]

Year Album
2010 Rahat – The Very Best of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Sony, India)
Forever... Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (T-Series, India)
Bhanwar – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Others (T-Series, India)
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – The Best of Bollywood & More (Times Music, India)

Pakistani drama soundtracks[edit]

Serial Song
Thori Si Wafaa Chahiye Thori Si Wafaa Chahiye
Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Meri Zaat
Aahista Aahista Aahista Aahista
Mere Meherban Mere Meherban
Bharday Jholy Bharday Jholy
Anokha Bandan Bewafa
Kaisa Yeh Junoon Kaisa Yeh Junoon
Jhumka Jaan Zindagi Ishq Hai
Chuban Ishq Bhi Hai Chuban
Noor Bano Baat Kar Le
Talluq Tumse Hai Talluk
Chein Aye Na Chein Aye Na
Ishq Junoon Deewangi Ishq Junoon Deewangi
Ijazat Ijazat
Bahu Rani Mann Bawra Lage Na Kaheen
Omer Dadi Aur Gharwale Main Sitara Subh-e-Umeed Ka
Ankh Salamat Andhey log Koi Diya
Wilco Dharti
Phir Kab Milo Gay Phir Kab Milo Gay
Zindagi Dhoop Tum Ghana Saya Zindagi Dhoop
Zard Patay Sa Yeh Dil Dil Mera Chotti Si Kuttiyya
Bus Ik Tera Intizar Bus Ik Tera Intizar
Kaisi Yeh Agan Kaisi Yeh Agan
Ik yaad Hai Ik yaad Hai k
Marey Charagar Marey Charagar
Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan Kuch Pyar Ka Pagal Pan Bhi Tha
Jal Pari Chand Mah
Shaam Dhalley Shaam Dhalley
Nadamat Nadamat
Emaan Emaan
Sadqay Tumhare Sadqay Tumhare
Ishq E Mamnoon Ishq E Mamnoon
Karb Karb
Tum Kon Piya Tum Kon Piya

Pakistani film soundtracks[edit]

Year Film Song Notes
1997 Mard Jeenay Nahi Detay Kisi Roz Milo Hamein Shaam Dhaley
1998 Harjaai Tere Yaad Verdaya Paindey Hain
1999 Pal Do Pal Pal Do Pal Hain Pyar Ke
2011 Khamosh Raho Tere Honton Ko Salaam
Ishq Mein Jeena
Khamosh Raho
Love Mein Ghum Haal Da Mehram
Bhai Log Gunahgaar
2013 Armaan Akelay Na Jaana
Dil Mera Dharkan Teri Juda Juda
Aina Mujhe Dil Se Na Bhulana
Ishq Khuda Sajna Aa Saja De
Ab Lagan Lagi
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Malal
Zinda Bhaag Pyar Yar Da
Tamanna Koi Dil Mein Winner 14th London Asian Film Festival for The Best Music Talent (2012)[21]
2014 Saltanat
Gidh
Dukhtar Ya Rahem, Maula Maula
2015 Bin Roye Teray Bin Jeena
Halla Gulla Saroor De
2016 Actor In Law Khudaya

Bollywood soundtracks[edit]

Year Film Song Notes
2003 Paap Laal (Alaap)
Mann Ki Lagan
2004 Ishq Qayamt Maine Use Dekha Hai
Kisi Roz Milo Hamein Shaam Dhaley
Latter song taken from Lollywood film Mard Jeenay Nahi detay
2005 Kalyug Jiya Dhadak Dhadak
2006 Omkara Naina
2007 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom Bol Na Halke Halke
Om Shanti Om Jag Soona Soona Lage
Namaste London Main Jahaan Rahoon
Aaja Nachle O Re Piya Also used in Malaysian movie, Talentime
2008 Singh Is Kinng Teri Ore
Haal–e–dil Haal-E-Dil
Woodstock Villa Koi Chala Ja Raha Hai
Dil Kabaddi Zindagi Ye Special appearance
2009 Aasma: The Sky Is the Limit Man Bawra
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Rabba
Billu Jahoon Kahan
Love Aaj Kal Ajj Din Chadheya Winner Star Screen Award for Best Male Playback (2010)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2010)
Dekh Bhai Dekh Aankhon Mein Kyon
Sapne Bhaye Hain
Jag Jeondeyan De Mele Jag Jeondeyan De Mele
London Dreams Khwab Jo
De Dana Dan Rishte Nate
2010 Veer Surili Akhiyon Wale & Surili Akhiyon Wale (duet)
My Name Is Khan Sajda Winner Mirchi Music Awards Best song in Sufi Tradition (2011)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)
Ishqiya Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji Winner Star Screen Award for Best Male Playback (2011)
Winner Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)
Toh Baat Pakki! Phir Se
Lahore Ore Bande
Badmaash Company Fakeera
Virsa Mein Tenu Samjhawan
I Hate Luv Storys Bahara
Bahara (Chill Version)
Milenge Milenge Ishq Ki Gali
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Tum Jo Aaye
Tum Jo Aaye (reprise)
We Are Family Ankhon Mein Neendein
Dabangg Tere Mast Mast Do Nain Winner BIG Star Entertainment Awards Best Singer (2010)
Winner Mirchi Music Awards Best Male Vocalist (2011)
Winner 2011 IIFA Awards Best Male Vocalist (2011)
Winner Apsara Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2011)
Anjaana Anjaani Aas Pass Khuda
Aakrosh Man Ke Matt
Knock Out Khushnuma Sa Ye Roshan Ho
2011 Yamla Pagla Deewana Chadha De Rang
Satrangee Parachute Teri Lori Yaad hai
Ready Meri Ada Bhi
Khap Aaina Dekha
Bodyguard Teri Meri
Teri Meri (Reprise)
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2012)
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Isq Risk
Mausam Rabba Main Toh Mar Gaya Oye
Aazaan Affreen (reprise)
Miley Naa Miley Hum Nazar Se Nazar Na mile
I am singh Kya jeena, Doorie hai
2012 Jodi Breakers Mujhko Teri Zaroorat Hai (Remix)
Will You Marry Me Soniya
Tezz Tere Bina
Blood Money Chaahat
Mirza The Untold Story Akhiyan Winner PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Playback Singer Male 2013
Jannat 2 Tera Deedar Hua
Dangerous Ishq Tu Hi Rab
Naina
Teri Meri Kahaani Allah Jaane
Heroine Saaiyaan
Ishkq in Paris Saiyaan Na Jaa Rey
Son of Sardaar Bichdann
Bichdann (Reprise)
Yeh Jo Halki Halki Khumariya
Burraaahh (Punjabi Movie) Rabba
Dabangg 2 Dagabaaz Re
2013 Zindagi 50-50 Rabba
Rangrezz Dil Ko Aya Sukoon
Nautanki Saala Sapna Mera Toota
Commando Sawan Bairi
Maazii Maula
Naughty Jatts Hun nai jeena
Kaash Tum Hote ′′Agar Maangu Tum Yeh Dil'′
Phata Poster Nikla Hero Mere Bina Tu
Mere Bina Tu (Duet)
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Dil ka Mizaj Ishqiya
Zabaan jale hai
Jatt James Bond Rog Pyaar De Dilan Nu & Tera Mera Saath Ho
Khwaabb Shamein
life is beautiful Sajna Ve
Desi Kattey Tak Dhoom
Double Di Trouble Aisi Mulaqaat
2015 Dolly Ki Doli[25] Mere Naina Kafir Hogaye
Barkhaa Tu Itni Khoobsurat Hai
I Love Desi Dheere Dheere Kam Hogi Udaasi[26]
Bajrangi Bhaijaan Zindagi (Reprise)
Drishyam Dum Ghutta Hai
Hero Yadaan Teriyaan
Meeruthiya Gangster Naina Tose Lage
2016 Rocky Handsome Aye Khuda
Sultan Jag Ghoomeya
Ek Tera Saath Ek Tera Saath (Title Track)
Aye Mere Khuda

Pollywood soundtracks[edit]

Year Film Song Notes
2013 Burrahh!! Rabba Keri Gal Di Saza Best Playback Singer Nominated
2013 Mere Yaar Kaminey Akhiyan Kar K Pyar
2014 Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya Tere Naal Romantic Song
2015 Dildariyaan Rab Kise Di Na Todhe Featuring Jaspinder Narula
2015 Faraar Hathan Diyan Lakhiran

Collaborations[edit]

Year Artist Song Album
2002 The Derek Trucks Band Maki Madni Joyful Noise
2010 Aamir Zaki and Gumby Garaj Baras (Spiritual and Material)
2009 Sukshinder Shinda Ghum Suhm Ghum Suhm Collaborations 2
2010 Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan Imtehan Hai Imtehan
2011 DJ Vix Ghida Boliye (With Roshan Prince) Ultimate
2011 Michael Brook Full Album Kinna Sohna
2011 Tarli Digital Full Album The RFAK Session
2012 Panjabi Hit Squad Dil Mera
2013 Panjabi Hit Squad Dil Mera Dole World Famous
2016 Sami Yusuf Mast Qalandar Barakah

Coke Studio (Pakistan)[edit]

Year Season Song Co-Singer Ref
2008 1 Shama Payian [27]
Garaj Baras Ali Azmat [28]
Ballaman [29]
Dildara [30]
2014 7 Chaap Tilak Abida Parveen [31]
2016 9 Afreen Afreen Momina Mustehsan [32]
Sadaa [33]
Rang Amjad Sabri [34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography (official website)
  2. ^ http://starsunfolded.com/rahat-fateh-ali-khan/
  3. ^ a b "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Information". Answers.com. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Pallavi Jassi (20 April 2008). "Sufi sublime". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Prince of Qawwalis Archived 26 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ al., Sarina Singh ... et (2008). Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway. (7th ed.). Footscray, Vic.: Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781741045420. 
  7. ^ M. Sheikh, A. Sheikh (2012). Who's Who: Music in Pakistan. Xlibris Corporation, 2012. ISBN 9781469191591. 
  8. ^ Introduction to the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan DVD Live in Concert in the U.K., Vol. 8 (Oriental Star Agencies)
  9. ^ "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan smashes BO sales at Wembly Stadium". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan". cokestudio.com.pk. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "James Horner, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan* – The Four Feathers". Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Annu Kapoor host Junoon Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka". 2 May 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2011. [dead link]
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  14. ^ "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony". Pakistan Today. 22 November 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Rahat to sing 'Aao Parhao' anthem at Nobel Peace Prize Concert". The Express Tribune. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "USTAD RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN – 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Concert Artist". Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Pakistan Day celebrated at the United Nations". pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  18. ^ Staff, Images (2016-08-06). "Amjad Sabri, Rahat Fateh, Abida Parveen kick-start Coke Studio 9 with an emotional tribute". Retrieved 2016-08-07. 
  19. ^ "Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on drive to constantly evolve sound". Retrieved 2016-08-07. 
  20. ^ [1] Archived 8 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ a b "TOF Award winners 2012". Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  22. ^ Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer
  23. ^ a b Screen Award for Best Male Playback
  24. ^ "BBC – Asian Network – BBC Asian Network AMA 2010 – Winners". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  25. ^ "Dolly Ki Doli song Mere naina kafir hogaye: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice makes this Sonam Kapoor song worth listening!". bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  26. ^ "Rahat Fateh Ali Khan records a song for 'I Love Desi'". Times of India. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  27. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAhwKIPRhRE
  28. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rLxN41avhY
  29. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKIsBmwI8zk
  30. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_rGnQqr9jA
  31. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SDrjwtfKMk
  32. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw4tT7SCmaY
  33. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj8Tl9id9O0
  34. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uks8psEpmB4

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